May 1, 2012 —
For more than a year, a group of diverse people have been working to establish a farm at 229 Menges Road in Youngsville, while also establishing the Seon Wellbeing Academy at the same location. The academy fosters health and spiritual wellbeing. The organization’s website says, “We are an online academy that teaches one how to breathe, live fruitfully and how to prepare for the completion of one’s life.”
According to Paula-anne Damaskinos, who, among other things, handles public relations for the academy, the people who are part of it come from all parts of the world, including South Africa, which is where she is from, Israel and Spain; the farming part of the operation was started by Koreans.
On May 5, the academy is taking part in the Connect the Dots Project with 350.org, which is described this way: “Across the planet now, we see ever more flood, ever more drought, ever more storms. People are dying, communities are being wrecked — the impacts we’re already witnessing from climate change are unlike anything we have seen before. But because the globe is so big, it’s hard for most people to see that it’s all connected. That’s why, on May 5, we will Connect the Dots.”
There will be “Connect the Dots” events all over the planet, from “Kenya to Canada, from Vietnam to Vermont.” The event in Youngsville will feature a guest from Korea, Mrs. Kim, who will demonstrate how to make enzymes from local wild plants. According to a press release, the enzymes, “strengthen the immune system and help prevent virus and bacteria related diseases, such as those that might be spread through tick bites.”
Damaskinos noted that the tick population is quite high this year because of the mild winter, which allowed many ticks to live through the season rather than being killed off by the cold.
The demonstration will conclude with an enzyme tasting.
The event, which runs from 10 to 11 am, will be opened by Wes Gillingham, the program director of Catskill Mountainkeeper.
Go to seonwellbeingacademy.wordpress.com for more information on the academy or to www.climatedots.org  for more information on the Connect the Dots Project.